Lotte Reiniger is one of the pioneers of animated cinema, well-known for her detailed silhouette animation. Her 1926 feature film The Adventures of Prince Achmed is the earliest surviving animated feature and remains one of the gems of silent film fantasy. Later on, she stuck more to a shorter format with her fairy tale adaptations, as she did in the early 1920s. Above is her 1922 adaptation of Cinderella. Just look how lovely it is!